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Aug 2, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. we've talked about doing things for detroit that don't just involve federal spending. the notion of doing anything is equated with big government, so they avoid that and can't sell it. they talk about the sequester as something that was originally a punishment. oh, it's a failure we didn't get it done. well, this is hurting people's lives. this is undermining affordable housing. this is undermining criminal defense and the right to counsel. a lot of very core values that shouldn't be caught in partisan sniping. and it's not equal because there were democratic proposals to say, you know what, we didn't reach a deal, we said this thing was only designed to get us to a deal, let's unravel it, let's cancel the sequester and start over. what did the republicans do? they said, oh, the thing we said -- john boehner said a week before, this would be bad, this is not what we want. now it's fine across the whole country. you see that as well in the tough talk about the military. this is my last point because i want to the go to toure. he's on a giant screen here. see how good you look? the la
Aug 20, 2013 3:00pm EDT
detroit, with workers demanding that minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour. at the federal level, of course, congress hasn't raised the minimum wage since 2009 when they pushed it up to $7.25 an hour. now f you calculate the minimum wage for congress itself, the salaries they pay themselves, it's $70 an hour. and that still is nothing to many members of congress. in fact, the hill just released a list of the 50 wealthiest members. on top is representative darrell issa, who clocks in at a diamond encrusted $355 million. >> that's a triple blinger. >> let's spin on the money game. the issa money and the fact these folks pay themselves $70 an hour while they won't up go from $7.25, despite the president's call for a higher minimum wage, tells you a lot about their values and where their priorities are. you don't need $355 million unless, you know -- i'm reminded of something lil' wayne said, which is too much money, it ain't enough money. that's clearly the way some of the members feel when it comes to paying themselves. when you look at the minimum wage debate, that's a revealing place
Aug 6, 2013 12:00pm PDT
american dream. i actually think, you know, detroit, which has this massive excess supply in housing and not a lot of people who want to live there, if those were marketed immigrants, if the exchange was you can be legal, but you have to live in detroit, that might actually help that state a great deal. but i'm not sure about pairing those two together. >> dan, i've got -- i have a pet peeve here. the president is only half the equation when it comes to helping the economy and doing things to move this country forward. so where's congress in all of this? we hear the president going around the country giving speeches, but i'm just hearing crickets from congress. >> certainly on housing, you know, you'll hear some republicans. bob corker talks a lot about the reform. not a lot of proposals from the house congressional caucus on how to help people refinance. there's a strange kind of ideological, political thing going on here, which is a red state, blue state thing. fannie mae and freddie mac provide mortgage financing. the goal is to have them provide it for very large mortgages, which peo
Aug 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
to detroit. the problem is bigger today than when the u.s. started bombing the country. >> talk to us more about that. you wrote about that in your book, the last refuge. how yemen has become the haven for al qaeda. walk us through, you know, the rise, the fall, now the resurrectire resurrection of al qaeda in all of this. >> one of the more frustrating things for me and all people is in the years after september 11th al qaeda was actually defeated in yemen. it wasn't until a prison break, recently we've seen prison breaks in iraq, libya, pakistan. there was a prison break in 2006 that was the genesis of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. they tunnelled out into a neighboring mosque, brushed themselves out and into freedom. al qaeda was back. that was the group that was so dangerous. as president obama has said on numerous times, that's the group that's the most active. >> they're in yemen. >> they're in yemen. they're based in yemen. one of the problems for the u.s. is there are yemenese in yemen. it was arabs in a non-arab country. the problem for the u.s. is finding out which be
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